Minimum wage increase likely to place further strain on providers

While the union E tū has welcomed plans to lift the minimum wage to $20 by 2021, aged care and home care providers are nervous that the increase might prove to be the last straw.

The new Health Minister’s plans for aged care

INsite looks at incoming health minister Dr David Clark's intentions for aged care.

Better mental health outcomes just a phone call away

New research shows that weekly phone calls can help reduce depression and loneliness in older people.

Editorial: In loving memory

INsite editor, JUDE BARBACK, reflects on her late grandfather's final years and how our aged care systems must flex and adapt to meet the many and varied needs of older New Zealanders.

Older people among those most at risk of falling victim to fraud

The most likely victims of investment fraud have been identified by international research. Now the Commission for Financial Capability is releasing top tactics and a video to help New Zealanders avoid becoming victims.

Balancing act: juggling work with caring for a family member

With one in eight employees in New Zealand balancing work with caring for a family member, the CareWise program will recognise organisations that take significant steps and demonstrate commitment to supporting employees with caring responsibilities.

International Day of Older Persons – cause for celebration

International Day of Older Persons - which fell on 1st October - was cause for a party for home healthcare provider Pacific Homecare.

Study group the way to success for Tongan support worker

A peer mentoring programme proved to be instrumental to Tongan support worker Ainise Toupili's learning success.

Winston watch: how NZ First could affect aged care and seniors policies

It looks like New Zealand First holds the cards to our future government. INsite looks at how the two most likely coalition scenarios could affect seniors, aged care and community support services.

InterRAI data reveals concerns over dementia care at home

InterRAI home care assessments reveal some insights into the level of support required by people living at home with dementia.


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